Ensuring the Availability of Sacrificial Animals amid Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has also made it very difficult for animal farmers, including those taking care of qurbani animals. However, this does not stop them from ensuring the availability of the best sacrificial animals for the upcoming Eid Al-Adha.

Ensuring the Availability of Sacrificial Animals amid Pandemic' photo
Rows of cows on Insan Mulia Animal Farm in Gunung Putri, Bogor Regency. This farm is among the farms that supply qurbani animals for Global Qurban. (ACTNews / Eko Ramdani)

 

ACTNews, BOGOR REGENCY – Located close to the capital city of Jakarta, surrounded by lush plantations, is Insan Mulia Farm in Ciangsana Village, Gunung Putri Subdistrict, Bogor Regency owned by Marzuki. Marzuki's farm will be one of the suppliers of qurbani animals for Global Qurban - ACT.

Around one month before EId Al-Adha, there were already thousands of heads of cattle on the farm coming from various regions in Central Java, East Java, and Nusa Tenggara. The farmers feed them with fresh grass and concentrate to maintain the cattle’s weight and health to make sure they are ready to be sacrificed.

When ACTNews team visited Marzuki's farm on Tuesday (6/24), the farm workers were busy feeding the animals, cleaning them and their cages. The farm workers are local villagers, and they feed the animals four times a day.

"These cows come from various regions. The way we handle them also varies. We provide the best for the animals so that their weight and health will be maintained when they need to be sacrificed,” explained Marzuki.

The team at Marzuki’s farm personally pick the animals from their respective origins to be brought to the farm. Sometimes they even fly directly to Nusa Tenggara to buy the cattle directly to the local farmers to make sure of the animals’ quality.

Marzuki added, this year, they have been facing challenges due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The delivery of the cattle from their respective places of origin has been hampered. In addition, the buyers from other cities have also been unable to see the animals that they are going to buy directly.

Despite the obstacles, Marzuki tries to ensure the availability of the qurbani animals. The team never stops to take care of the animals to reach the desired weight ahead of Eid Al-Adha. []

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